Stephen F. Austin State University

Faculty

Faculty 2014-2015

Lisa Mize, Ph.D. | Program Coordinator, Associate Professor
Lisa Mize, Ph.D. | Program Coordinator, Associate Professor Office: EDAN 119B Phone: 936.468.6720

Dr. Mize has taught in EC - 12 Public and Private Schools. She began her career in the Human Development and Family Studies Program in fall of 1992. Dr. Mize currently teaches undergraduate courses and is Coordinator for the program.








Education:

  • Ph.D., Texas Woman's University
  • M.S., Stephen F. Austin State University
  • B.S., Stephen F. Austin State University

Area of Specialization:

  • EC - 12 Public and Private Schools.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Human Development and Family Studies

Hyunsook Kang, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor
Hyunsook Kang, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor Office: EDAN 132 Phone: 936.468.2483

Dr. Hyunsook Kang joined the Human Development and family Studies as an Assistant Professor. She is from Texas A&M University at Kingsville. Dr. Kang's research and teaching interest is Family Well-being, Demographics, and Aging








Education:

  • Ph.D., Texas Tech University
  • M.S., SungShin Women's University
  • A.S., Ewha Women's University
  • B.A., Ewha Women's University

Area of Specialization:

  • Family Well-being
  • Demographics
  • Health
  • Aging

Areas of Expertise:

  • Research Methods
  • Quantitative Analysis

Jennifer Newquist, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor
Jennifer Newquist, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor Office: EDAN 133 Phone: 936.468.1082

Dr. Jennifer Newquist has extensive background working with children, couples, families and individuals in school and community based settings. She holds credentials as a licensed professional counselor and licensed chemical dependency counselor with experience in community mental health agencies, school districts, and foster placing agencies. Dr. Newquist teaches undergraduate classes and is currently an advisor for Jacks Council on Family Relations.






Education

  • Ph.D., Texas Woman's University
  • M.S., Texas Woman's University
  • B.A., Texas Tech University

Area of Specialization:

  • Foster families
  • Boundary Ambiguity
  • Family Stress

Areas of Expertise:

  • Child Development and Family Relationships

Lynsey Cortines
Lynsey Cortines - Clinical Instructor Office: EDAN; Room 119B Phone: 936.468.2449
Mrs. Cortines received her BS and MS degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University. She currently teaches undergraduate and web-enhanced courses in the Human Development and Family Studies program. Prior to becoming a Clinical Instructor, Mrs. Cortines worked on campus as an Academic Advisor and served as Adjunct Faculty in the School of Human Sciences.








Education:

  • M.S., Stephen F. Austin State University
  • B.S., Stephen F. Austin State University

Flora Farago, Ph.D.
Flora Farago, Ph.D. Office: EDAN 119C Phone: 936.468.2192

Dr. Flora Farago has a background in developmental psychology and early childhood education. Her teaching and research interests center around children's prejudice and stereotype development and anti-bias curricula surrounding race and gender. Dr. Farago is particularly interested in the link between research and community activism. She collaborates with colleagues and organizations nationally and internationally, including the Indigo Cultural Center and Local to Global Justice.






Education:

  • Ph.D., Arizona State University
  • M.S., University of Texas at Dallas
  • B.A., University of Texas at Dallas

Area of Specialization:

  • Gender and racial socialization
  • Prejudice development and interventions
  • Anti-bias curricula

Areas of Expertise:

  • Mixed-methods research
  • Community-based participatory research

Rachel Jumper, Ph.D.
Rachel Jumper, Ph.D. Office: EDAN 130 Phone: 936.468.2209
Dr. Rachel Jumper has worked with children and families in both early childhood settings and non-profit organizations. Her research background is in communication, focusing on family communication in health contexts and on children's communication with their parents, peers, and teachers about bullying experiences in school.












Education:

  • Ph.D., Texas A&M University
  • M.S., Auburn University
  • B.A., Texas A&M University

Area of Specialization:

  • Child-parent-teacher communication
  • Anti-bullying research
  • Emotion regulation

Areas of Expertise:

  • Mixed-method methodology
  • Communication